Rated 5 out of 5 by VarsityK First L.L. Bean Winter Coat!
I live in Baltimore, MD and last winter was quite a harsh one between the extremely cold temperatures and snow. I admired the coats I saw in last winter's catalogue and swore to myself to purchase one for next winter. Well, it's august and before you know winter will be here. When I was younger I wore a lot of goose down coats and remember them being warm, however, they were big and very bulky. What I like about this coat is that it's light weight and I took the advice from the other reviewers and ordered a size up which was a large and it fits me great (thanks guys!!!!). I tried on a college sweater with this coat and it still fits great and feels warm...so warm that I had to remove the coat immediately. Burnt orange was the color I ordered and I love it! I appreciate the detachable hood and the inside pockets especially the small hole for the headphones. Thanks L.L. Bean!
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 46GoodYear Product is guaranteed
I ordered the plum colored with grey lining -40 Below Down Parka. I have an LLBean Card with Rewards, so this saved me money to start. This is my second parka of the same type, quality and good rating for Duluth MN cold winters.
When I was done with my order I asked Patty who placed my order about my navy blue parka which the zipper had broken. Rest of the jacket was in good condition. I do sew but was unsure about the down feathers how this project would go. Patty told me when I got my new jacket to turn the shipping bag inside out, place the label on the bottom of the invoice on the package. Write a note on the invoice for Quick Exchange and send the jacket back for a refund on my credit card. Customer Service by Patty was super! I have a new jacket with a good zipper as a replacement for my unusable jacket.
My latest experience makes me even more of an advocate for shopping LL Bean.
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KarenCanada great winter coat
The only reason I did not give this coat a 5-star rating is because the sleeves are shorter than I had expected. Otherwise, it's an excellent coat with perfect length and insulation for winter. It's very light! It's not so short like the many ski jackets that are so popular these days, but has enough length to keep your thighs warm. This is the second winter coat I bought from LL Bean. I'm very pleased with the colour selection and the slim style for this particular coat, even though I'm far from slim but somewhere between a medium to a large. For this coat, I had to buy a large because it's slightly fitted. I bought the winter warmer coat in L last October which ran too big, but this new coat I got is just perfect. Thanks Bean, another great product.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Challengeisgood Love my new Goose Down Hooded Parka
Perfect! Just what I had been looking for. Ordered the Regular XS in black. Looking forward to wearing it this winter. I like all the features of this jacket: material, fleece lining, elastic cuffs, taping of seams, etc.. I've owned several LLBean jackets/parkas but this one is the best by far.
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seahawksgirl Comfortable
I bought this coat last summer and put it away for the winter season. I made sure it fit well, then packed it away. I started wearing it in October and it's been my "go to" coat for several months. I finally decided it was time to wash it. I followed the directions exactly. Two issues: the zipper quit working (would zip after a lot of persuasion, but then would split beneath the zipper pull so no closure), and the second issue was that even by using tennis balls in the dryer, it came out with bare spots and lumps where the down settled. I phoned LLBean to let them know of these issues. A new jacket is on its way to me....I LOVE LLBean Customer service! I really do like the jacket...warm, comfy and just right length and fit for me. I especially like the hood because it sits above my head and protects, yet doesn't squash my hairdo.
February 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HurricaneCarrie Friends pluck feathers from me
This coat expels feathers. People are always plucking them off of me. I find feathers in car, floor and furniture. Also, this coat is not warm.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sophie206 Cozy
I found this coat to be very warm and cozy, as others have reported the sleeves are a bit short but the coat fits me well ! I am very pleased with this great coat, no cold breezes getting up from bottom as with other coats I've worn. This is my first LLBean coat and a wonderful gift from my daughter for Christmas.
January 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 17558baggn Arm range of motion not good
This coat, which is beautiful and has many good features, does not allow much range of motion for your arms. I need to be able to move my arms freely. For this reason I returned the coat. I then ordered a different coat from LL Bean, the micropuff down coat, which luckily allows full range of motion for the arms, and is a very nice coat.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SparksNowood Goose Down Hooded Parka
Excellent coat! Warm, very lightweight and rain runs off of it. We just had a period of sub zero weather and my new coat kept me very comfortable. A very nice surprise is the big pocket on the inside. The only con is that it seems to run a bit small and the only reason I didn't give it five stars. I ordered an XL as I wear sweatshirts/sweaters all winter and it is a bit difficult to get my arms into it. Other than that, it is everything I wanted in a new coat - warm, lightweight, rain resistant.
January 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Seidel Disappointed
This coat, though pretty, is not warm enough for weather in New York that goes below 35 degrees. When the temperature was in the low 30s, 20s and lower recently, I was very cold. Another issue is, the feathers keep coming out. Every time I wear this coat, I have to wipe feathers off. This coat is a big disappointment.
January 9, 2014